As excessive heat continues in the area, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther reminds Columbus residents that Columbus Recreation and Parks Department community recreation centers remain open and are good places to cool off.
On Wednesday, Columbus Recreation and Parks Community Centers are open from noon until 9 p.m. with the following exceptions:
Gillie Community Senior Center: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Martin Janis Community Senior Center: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Barnett Community Center: 9 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Lazelle Woods Community Center: 7 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Marion Franklin Community Center: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Schiller Community Center: 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Sullivant Gardens Community Center: Noon to 6 p.m.
Westgate Community Center: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Whetstone Community Center: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
A complete list of centers, their locations and contact information can be found online at https://www.columbus.gov/recreationandparks/recreation-centers/All-Community-Centers/
Columbus Public Health reminds residents of ways to stay healthy and safe in hot weather:
Drink plenty of water – do not wait until you are thirsty.
Stay inside in air conditioning whenever possible. If you do not have an air conditioner, use movie theatres, malls, libraries and other public places that are cool.
Avoid beverages with alcohol, caffeine and sugar because they will dehydrate you.
Eat light meals.
Wear lightweight, light colored clothing and a hat.
Stay in the shade.
Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours.